Watching free TV stations on your PC

United States
June 9, 2007 9:37am CST
As the subject states, do you or have you heard of anyone watching TV stations/movies on your PC? No, I don't mean purchasing software to install on your computer. I mean websites that allow you to watch TV stations by clicking a link. Has anyone ever tried this? If so, would you share the links that you use and tell me about your experiences? Wouldn't it be nice to watch TV stations for free, instead of paying a Satellite or Cable service?
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• Singapore
10 Jun 07
Have you tried to "famous" Joost? It is too slow to run on my computer (needs a few minutes of hanging before working) and I find those channels not to my liking. Somehow those abroad have different taste from me.:P Or you can try... (don't say I gave you these links though :P) http://www.worldtvpc.com http://videohybrid.com http://www.alluc.org
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• United States
10 Jun 07
No, I hadn't heard of "Joost". The last link worked really well for me. Thank you for that and no, I will never tell a soul that you gave those links to me..mums the word. Thanks :)
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• Singapore
10 Jun 07
Check out www.joost.com if you are interested. ;-)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I would like to try Joost, but the site says that I need an invitation to download the Joost Beta Program. If you are a member would you mind sending me an invitation? Or am I missing something? If you need an email addy, I can PM one to you. Thank You :)
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• United States
9 Jun 07
CBS, ABC and NBC offer the ability to watch their top shows on their websites. I'm assuming since they are not pay TV stations to start with, this is why it's free. The quality is great! If you can't pick up regular stations on your TV, this is a good option. Hope this helps!
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
10 Jun 07
This is only available if you connect to them through a computer that has an ISP address that they associate with the US. We get these stations through our Cable here in Canada yet we are not able to watch these programs through their websites. I do on occasion watch complete episodes of shows on CBC.ca and I have seen commercials saying that CTV and Global both allow for complete showings of some of their programming but I haven't visited their websites to check it out. I would be interested in knowing if they only allow Canadian computers to view as the US sites do.
@nolipo (407)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I like the TVU. I've seen alot of them and most of the stations on it arent worth watching (gov. public, ect)
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• United States
9 Jun 07
Yeah, I found a link to TVU earlier and it looked like it was a pretty good site. I will have to check it out more to see what all is there. I like your ava, and yep, coffee IS life...lol I love coffee, too.
@darkness01 (1304)
9 Jun 07
the one i use the most is tvlinks.co.uk It has every tv show i want to watch and there is nothing to install.
• United States
9 Jun 07
I checked the out the link and it seems to be a good one. Thank you for responding, I really appreciate the link.
9 Jun 07
sorry, i posted the wrong information about it. i just tried searching for tvlinks and was directed to a webpage about watching tv online but not the one i meant to give you information about. tv-links.co.uk is the one you need. It is the best site for watching stuff online and its not just tv shows.
• United States
10 Jun 07
Thank You :)
@dopey22girl (3326)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I have heard of this, but I have never done it. I think that's kind of a cool idea though. Maybe I'll try it sometime.
• United States
30 Jan 08
Some of the links no longer work correctly. I guess the cable company and the ownership of the movie rights found out and they are starting to regulate a few of the sites. Some have disappeared now :( I assumed they were legal. You can try the links, and if some no longer work, then I assume they were shut down. I hate to use anything where I have to download software on my computer and our cable bill just jumped another $5 since the new year. sigh
@semodders (457)
12 Jun 07
i dont like watching tv station on my pc coz the qualatiy its not good very poor so i prefer watching tv in telisvion.
• United States
12 Jun 07
I did find a few stations that were of acceptable quaility on the PC. I kind of like the convenience of the remote control for changing channels. Anyway, it would be an option for those individuals that can't afford cable/satellite or just want to check out some different types of programming. Thank you.
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
I have one but you must install it in your pc and directly connect to the internet in able for you to access the tv channels. That is called TVU player, i don't know where it came from because it is just given to me by my friend. I watched hollywood movies in it, also cartoon network, nickeleodeon and some news all over the world.